From the biotech firms behind the first mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) to a real estate developer
creating high-quality affordable housing (Stablegold Hospitality), the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies list
compiled by Fast Company addresses a society remade by COVID-19.
“Many of them pioneered business models that are now accelerating: Peloton and Zwift, for example, are riding at- home fitness in new directions. Others are taking us to entirely different places, whether it’s the cosmos (SpaceX) or the backwoods (Hipcamp).” – Fast Company.
To determine this year’s Top 50, Fast Company editors and reporters mined its lists of the Top 10 companies by
industry for organizations that embody creative problem-solving and fearlessness in the face of crisis.
The list includes Farfetch luxury online retailer (no 23) and Hermès (no 34 on the list), the French luxury powerhouse. Farfetch platform was praised “for digitizing the high-street boutique and putting it on China’s Tmall”, while Hermès luxury brand was rewarded for creating aspirational products designed to last forever, made by an army of skilled craftspeople.
According to Fast Company, Hermès has been quietly growing over the past decade, tripling its revenue to $7.7
billion. The luxury brand has stayed true to its values, focusing on craftsmanship and creating high-quality, classic
pieces that are designed to be kept for generations and repaired.
See the rest of Fast Company’s most innovative fashion and style companies here.
Top 20 World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2021:
01. Moderna: For making a COVID-19 vaccine that can travel;
01. Pfizer-BioNTech For being first to market with an effective COVID-19 vaccine;
03. Shopify: For giving small shops a lifeline;
04. SpaceX For flying past competitors in the space race
05. SpringHill Company For marrying entertainment with social justice through Hollywood content
06. Epic Games: For challenging Big Tech hegemony—and possessing a vision to build something better.
07. Netflix: For making Black audiences central to its programming strategy.
08. Tock Company: For restoring the advantage to restaurants and small businesses battered by the coronavirus.
09. Microsoft company: For firing on all cylinders;
10. Graphika company: For tracking disinformation campaigns around the world through the 2020 elections and
11. Ping An Good Doctor: For demonstrating how large-scale telehealth services can work.
12. Outschool: For making remote learning fun;
13. National Basketball Association: For blowing the best bubble.
14. Snap: For bridging reality with mini apps;
15. Asana company: For helping teams meet their goals;
16. Biobot Analytics: For using sewage to detect the next surge.
17. Nike Company: For reclaiming its relationship with its customers;
18. Ben & Jerry’s: For pioneering corporate activism.
19. Sony Interactive Entertainment: For leveling up yet again.
20. Seegene: For producing a COVID-19 diagnostic test and taking it global, sending more than 55 million test kits
to 67 countries.